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Anglo-German Relations During the Labour Governments 1964-70
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Anglo-German Relations During the Labour Governments 1964-70: NATO Strategy, Detente and European Integration

Terry Macintyre


Speaking at West Point in 1962, Dean Acheson observed that Britain had lost an empire and had still to find a new role. This book explains why, as Britain's Labour government contemplated withdrawal from east of Suez, ministers came to see that Britain's future role would be as a force within Europe and that, to this end, and to gain entry into the European Economic Community, a close relationship with the Federal Republic of Germany would be essential. This account of Anglo-German relations during the 1960s reveals insights into how both governments reacted to a series of complex issues and w ... More

Keywords: Labour government, European Economic Community, Anglo-German relations, NATO strategy, détente, European integration, Harold Wilson, Cold War, Britain, Germany

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780719076008
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719076008.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Terry Macintyre, author